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6th Annual Academic Research Week

6th Annual Academic Research Week


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Date, Time, Location Title Description, Certificate(s), Audience, Coordinator(s) Registration or Application

MON. APR., 10

5 PM - 7 PM

SMSU - South Theatre

Grad Slam Join the Office of Graduate Studies for our university-wide Grad Slam! Watch as our students present their timely, and provoking graduate work. The catch? They have to do it in three minutes or less to a non-expert audience and a panel of community judges. The winner will be awarded prize money and move on to the CSU-side competition! Registration

TUE. APR., 11 

4 PM - 6 PM 

SMSU South 106 A&B

6th Annual Recognition of Principal Investigators

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Nicole Bournias-Vardiabasis "The little fly that could."

Reaching New Heights - Principal Investigator's Reception

The Principal Investigator's Reception is held to honor faculty and Project Directors engaged in extramural grant activities.

Not Applicable - Invite Only

WED. APR., 12 

10 PM - 11:30 AM

PL - 4005

Faculty Book Launch The Faculty/Staff Book Launch is a biennial event honoring our faculty and staff authors who have published an academic text in the last two years. Join the Office of Graduate Studies as we highlight the literacy publications of our talented and hardworking faculty!

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Guest Registration

WED. APR., 12

12 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Zoom

Mellon Mays Keynote Speaker, Dr. Raul Perez

Mellon Mays Keynote Speaker, Dr. Raul Perez "The Souls of White Jokes: How Racist Humor Fuels White Supremacy" 

Laughter is often seen as a way to ease tension in an overly politicized social world. But do the stakes change when the jokes are racist? Dr. Perez confronts this unsetting question, arguing that doing so is crucial to understanding the persistence of racism and white supremacy in American society. 


WED. APR., 12

4 PM - 6 PM 


Faculty/Student Research Mixer

CSUSB Faculty, students, and alumni are invited for a night of art, food, and music by Coyote Radio as we reconnect to celebrate the annual Research Week. 

Featuring Artist Talk by Danielle Brensinger - Throughout her artistic career, Danielle has explored her voice through various techniques involving glass and mixed media. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2012, she immediately became immersed in the world of glass lighting and production. 


THUR. APR., 13

11 AM - 4:30 PM

Virtual & SMSU North Conference Center ABCDE

12th Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium

Celebrating the achievements of our students, "Meeting of the Minds" is a one-day event recognizing the outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments of the CSUSB graduate and undergraduate students. Join in on an opportunity to view their research and creative activities to the entire CSUSB campus and the broader community. 

Keynote Speaker Dr. Louis Gonzalez - Born and raised in South Florida to Cuban exile parents, Dr. Louis Gonzalez holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and has dedicated his life to medical research. His current work utilizes his background in immunology to design and test new drugs with the goal of empowering the immune system to overcome the turmoil caused by cancer. Please join us to hear Dr. Gonzalez's talk about his experience as a researcher and learn about the ways that researchers take data garnered from pre-clinical experiments in murine tumor models and apply them to exploratory endpoints in phase I clinical trials. 


FRI. APR., 14

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

SMSU South (106 A&B)

Criminal Justice Research and Career Fair This year the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice combines their traditional Career Fair with a Research Fair organized by the Center for Criminal Justice Research. Registration

FRI. APR., 14

12 PM - 2 PM

SMSU North Amphitheater

Recognition of Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers Luncheon This luncheon is held to honor the faculty who mentor students and acknowledge the students for their achievements in research and creative activities.  Not Applicable - Invite Only